2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Honda Civic Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mazda 3

Fuel Capacity

  13.2 gal.

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Engine Torque

  138 ft-lbs.

Fuel Capacity

  12.4 gal.

2018 Mazda 3 vs 2018 Honda Civic

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Compact cars are efficient and easy to drive, and the best are also sporty, comfortable and good values. Two top models are the 2018 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2018 Honda Civic. Both are available as a sedan or hatchback that provide good interior space, advanced features and efficient operation. We’d like you to test-drive both, because we’re confident you’ll choose the Mazda3 as the vehicle that’s more fun to drive.


The top Mazda3 model is the Grand Touring Sedan, which is equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The top Civic, the Touring Sedan, provides 174 torque and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda comes with a real, 6-speed transmission – manual or automatic --whereas the Civic makes do with a continuously variable transmission. Kelly Blue Book acknowledges that Mazda3’s cornering dynamics are better than Civic’s.


The 2018 Mazda3 earns the highest safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. If you compare the Mazda3 Touring AT with the similarly priced Civic Sedan EX, you find that certain safety features are standard on the Mazda but cost extra on the Honda. These include blind spot monitoring, forward obstruction warning and rear cross-traffic alert.


The Mazda Touring AT provides standard features that are optional or not available on the comparable Civic Sedan EX. These include Smart City Brake Support automatic braking, remote fuel door release, dual climate control, front heated seats, driver multi-adjustable power seat, lumbar support, leather steering wheel, overhead console storage, signaling exterior mirrors and rain sensing wipers. In addition, options on the Mazda not available on the Honda include cargo area tie downs, load-bearing exterior rack, fog lights, interior auto electrochromic mirror, and universal garage door opener.

As you can see, the 2018 Mazda3 beats the competition. Visit our Mazda dealership today to test drive it and experience our friendly customer service that prioritizes your satisfaction.

**EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.